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Carter v. Superior Ct., B182641

Order authorizing state hospital to administer antipsychotic drugs to defendant against his will, in an effort to restore his competency to stand trial on violent felony charges, is vacated where the trial court's order met neither the strict criteria of Sell v. US (2003) 539 U.S. 166, nor applicable California law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/27/2006
  • Published 07/27/2006


  • RUBIN, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael P. Judge, Public Defender, Terry Shenkman and John Hamilton Scott, Deputy Public Defenders, for Petitioner., Steve Cooley, District Attorney, Lael Rubin and Patrick D. Moran, Deputy District Attorneys, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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